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Were you afraid of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Jul. 11, 2008 in Health

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  • No. Simply because the likelihood of actually getting it is so ridiculously rare. What many doctors don't tell you when they talk about toxoplasmosis is what would actually have to occur for you to get it. My midwife told me and I realized it's really not that big of an issue.

    Basically, BIRDS carry toxoplasmosis, not cats. A cat that was OUTDOORS (so indoor cats won't have any worries!) would have to eat a dead bird that carried toxoplasmosis. Poop. And then you'd have to have an open wound/cut on your hand touch the poop. Seriously, the odds of that actually happening is ridiculously low.
    MamaPyratekk

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 6:37 PM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • I wasn't able to address other way you can contract this because I have a limit on how long replies can be here. I would suggest just checking out these links:
    http://www.womens-health.co.uk/toxo.asp
    http://cats.about.com/cs/catmanagement101/a/humanpregnancy.htm
    MamaPyratekk

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 6:41 PM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • No. I've had cats most of my adult life so I probably had already had it. I did take precautions when changing the litter box to be safe.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:32 PM on Jul. 11, 2008

  • http://www.cdc.gov/toxoplasmosis/
    This link brings you to current info from the Centers for Disease Control.
    infantcare08

    Answer by infantcare08 at 9:14 PM on Jul. 11, 2008

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